English version

put the frighteners on somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishput the frighteners on somebodyput the frighteners on somebody informalTHREATENto make someone do what you want by threatening them frighteners
Examples from the Corpus
put the frighteners on somebodyWhy should this female start putting the frighteners on him now, after all this time?The animals, yes, putting the frighteners on.
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